Ison Family History

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Ison Name Meaning

English: patronymic or metronymic from the Middle English personal name Ida, which was used for both sexes.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Ipson, Son, Ion, Jason, Faison, Osen, Lison, Wilson, Sisson, Edson

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Ison Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Ison name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Ison. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    59%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    19%

  • Germanic Europe

    6%

  • Sweden

    2%

  • Norway

    2%

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Ison Family Origin

Where is the Ison family from?

Ison Family Occupations

What did your Ison ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Ison family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ison. The most common Ison occupation in the USA was Farmer. 63% of Ison's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    63%
  • Farming

    6%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Ison ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Ison Historical Records

What Ison family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 40,000 census records available for the last name Ison. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ison census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Ison. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Ison. For the veterans among your Ison ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ison Life Expectancy

What is the average Ison lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Ison life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Ison in 1942 was 26, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ison

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ison ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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